Dorset-based New Earth Solutions (NES) has launched a new renewable energy business to complement its mechanical biological treatment (MBT) facilities.
The firm will initially be looking at turning some of the municipal waste it gets into green energy to power its sites and strengthen the services it can offer to public and commercial customers.
Commercial director Peter Mills told MRW that after all materials are recovered for recycling the firm will look at using low grade plastic fractions like film and rigid plastics, that material recycling facilities do not want, to turn into a fuel. NES will also look at certain grades of paper, card and textiles to blend them into a biomass to use for fuel.
The new business is the latest move in a series of many by the firm to expand its operations. It has a plant in Kent and has just submitted a planning application to Leicestershire County Council to build a new 50,000 tonne MBT facility there. It also has plans to build facilities in Bristol and Chelmsford.
In January the company gained a £50 million finance package from commercial bank Norddeutsche Landesbank (Nord LB) to develop new waste treatment facilities across the UK.
New Earth Solutions has also acquired a new team. Former Waste Recycling Group commercial director Chris Cox has joined the company to head up the new energy venture. He has been at the Waste Recycling Group for nine years and has been in the waste management industry for 20 years. He said: I am excited to be joining a dynamic organisation that is at the forefront of the renewable sector and is pursuing new ways to extract value from waste and other potential fuels.
Cox is joined by Peter Corris as technical director and Paul Danks as business development director.
Image: L-R Paul Danks, Chris Cox and Peter Corris